Ronald Hanson: Quantumteleportation


Beam me up electron!

Quantum teleportation between distant electrons

Teleportation sounds like science fiction, but in quantum science it’s already more science than fiction. At the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology Ronald Hanson studies the teleportation of one electron state to another. Teleportation forms an important link in the development of the quantum computer.


Ronald Hanson

Ronald Hanson (1976) is a pioneer in quantum information technology.

During his doctoral research, he locked individual electrons into semi-conductor structures of his own design and manipulated them. He then launched a line of research into special defects in diamond; this later evolved into a highly active area of research. More recently, he developed a technique for picking up and positioning diamond nanoparticles with nanometric precision. Ronald Hanson has published four articles in Nature and Science.


  • De Jonge Akademie
  • European Research Council
  • Technische Universiteit Delft


made by: Jasmijn Snoijink 2011
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